OPEN CALL for Estonian and Norwegian artists


OPEN CALL for Estonian and Norwegian artists,

MOVING CITIES: residency and performance project for choreographic interventions in public space

Tartu2024 + Bodø2024

Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL) and Davvi - Center for the Performing Arts are looking for 4 Estonian artists and 4 Norwegian artists for a collaboration project, which aims to find choreographic interventions to the topics of public space. In the context of Tartu and Bodø being both the European Capitals of Culture for the year 2024 the project invites artists to research public space and its community habits using the techniques of choreography and performing arts. Moving Cities brings together professionals in choreography and urbanism to ask questions and look critically at the public space infrastructure in Tartu and Bodø.

The project consists of 3 parts: 2-week research residency in Tartu in August 2023; 3-week research residency with a public presentation in Bodø in June 2024; 3-week residency and rehearsal period with 3 public performances in Tartu in July 2024. All artists are asked to participate in all the residencies.

The artistic team of 8 people – 4 from Estonia and 4 from Nothern Norway are invited to create a collaborative choreographic intervention and performances in the two cities of Tartu and Bodø.


14-27 August 2023 2-week residency in Tartu, including participating at UIT festival (16-19 Aug)

3–21 June 2024 3-week residency in Bodø, including public presentation on 22nd June 2024

July 2024 3-week residency, rehearsals and 3 public performances


4 professional artists from Estonia and 4 from Nothern Norway with a background in choreography, performing arts, urbanism, architecture or fields dealing with public space.

We expect to participate fully in all the residencies, to be open for collaboration with fellow artists and to work towards a mutual performance project, exploring the physical potential of specific public space.


*Stipends for each residency

*Travel and accommodation, per diems

*Production costs


Please send application in English to

– CV and/or portfolio + 1 A4 motivation letter explaining what is your interest and experience so far working with and in public space

NEW DEADLINE for applications: 23rd of February 2023

Moving Cities is a project by

Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL), Estonia

Davvi - Center for the Performing Arts, Norway

in collaboration with UIT festival, Tartu, Estonia.

Supported by Tartu 2024 and Bodø2024